The New York University Libraries support the educational goals of New York University by providing access to all forms of information to support research, study, teaching, and the general pursuit of knowledge. In order to be successful in this mission, the Libraries and its community of users observe a relationship of reciprocal rights and responsibilities. While most users conduct themselves in a responsible manner, in the interest of protecting the rights of all Library users, it is necessary to define what constitutes infringements on the rights of others.
The NYU Libraries Conduct Code affirms a commitment to protecting an environment conducive to intellectual pursuits. Such an environment is characterized by respect for the rights of others, respect for the Library’s resources, and respect for appropriate conduct in a public forum. The Code ensures that users of the NYU Libraries find themselves in an environment that will enable them to achieve their educational objectives.
The Code also acknowledges that the Library fulfills an important educational function in the University. Educational settings, unlike other public forums, require special considerations in defining violations, investigating allegations of violations, and imposing disciplinary action. This document affirms our commitment to addressing and resolving charges of misconduct in a speedy manner, while upholding the rights of due process.
The NYU Libraries are committed to:
B. Unacceptable Conduct
Users will refrain from engaging in behavior that leads to the denial of, or unreasonable interference with, the rights of others; or which disrupts the regular operations and activities of the Library. Behavior which is considered to be in violation of the NYU Libraries Conduct Code includes, but is not limited to:
Violations of the NYU Libraries Conduct Code may be referred for disciplinary action under applicable Library and/or University disciplinary processes. Where appropriate, instances of misconduct may be referred to local, state or federal law enforcement officials.
This Document was prepared by the New York University Libraries Code of Conduct Task Force, whose members included librarians, faculty, administrators and students. June 1998. Revised April 2011.
|Effective Date:||April 01, 2011|
|Supersedes:||Policy dated June 1, 1998, revised January 2011|
|Issuing Authority:||Provost; Carol A. Mandel, Dean, Division of Libraries|
|Responsible Officer:||Carol A. Mandel, Dean, Division of Libraries; Lucinda Covert-Vail, Director, Public Services|
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